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Hi Artix here

Hi all,

If you have noticed, I've been globally locked. It was a good run though. I was falsely accused of sockpuppetry that is being unblocked. An appeal is in t he works for an unblock. Unfortunately, the sock block quickly spiralled out of control as other users decided to hunt across wiki and block me on several other wikis. Thus it was proper for a lock by a steward, as it was not worth continuing as a user with this username.

Much thanks to several users who made my time on wikibooks awesome. Shoutout to Atcovi, Pi zero, and QuiteUnusual for being friendly people and helpful to my enrichment. It was awesome editing the articles for the Guide to the Lord of the Rings and the Inheritance Cycle. Some day perhaps, I will come back and finish those books. Cheers. It was a pleasure.


Vandalism after warning. Please block. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 20:43, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

Gave them a couple of days' block. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 22:58, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protection of pages formerly hosted at the ETHZ.

I'm wondering about semi-protection of pages formerly hosted at the ETHZ. Oberon/ETH Oberon/bootman is an example. My intention is to preserve old pages essentially as original. New information can be added to other pages such as Oberon/bootman. I might simply watch for an edit and then handle it but proactive protection might avoid disputes. Advice? Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 15:02, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

Has their been a history of disputes or is this a projected guess? —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 20:40, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
There have been no edits of any of the pages I'm concerned about. Just thinking proactively. I guess you will suggest that protection is not required until there is an edit. OK, thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 17:19, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
Appreciate the pro-activeness! But unless there has been a clear history of disputes, then I personally see no reason to protect atm. Please let us know if there are any disputes and we will take care of them. Thank you. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 02:19, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

Contacting Latin Wikibooks

Could someone help me contact Latin Wikibooks, or find out who has administrative rights there? Looking at it the project appears to be 'dead' — if the admins cannot be contacted, what happens then? JimKillock (discusscontribs) 08:15, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

You can see the admins on any project by going to Special:Listadmins.There is only one admin there, User:Filtrum iniuriarum, who is not a real user (it's the abuse filter account). If you need assistance then you would contact a Steward. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 12:06, 3 November 2020 (UTC)